TSM win ALGS Championship 2023: Final standings and scores

Declan Mclaughlin
Joe Brady (@joebradyphoto)/ALGS

The ALGS 2023 Championship has come to an end in Birmingham, with TSM coming out on top in dramatic fashion. Here is all you need to know about the biggest Apex Legends event of the year.

All of a sudden, TSM swept in and took the trophy.

For most of the eight-round Finals, they looked like mere spectators as teams like OpTic, DreamFire, and BLVKHVND became match point eligible. But then, in true TSM fashion, they stepped up when it mattered the most and won three matches in a row to re-establish themselves as the No.1 team in the world.

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Heading into the event, one of the biggest talking points was if Phillip ‘ImperialHal’ Dosen was the GOAT of Apex Legends or if that crown belonged to DarkZero’s Rhys ‘Zer0’ Perry, who had won back-to-back trophies in 2022 and looked like favorites for this tournament after taking the Split 2 title.

With DarkZero falling short on Saturday, the path was wide open for ImperialHal and the rest of the TSM to win the title, though they were made to work hard for it.

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Joe Brady (@joebradyphoto)/ALGS
TSM win ALGS Championship 2023 in dramatic fashion

“I had a wish, being the greatest player alive and winning in front of my family. I have checked those boxes,” ImperialHal said after the match.

“I feel amazing. Everything we put in, as a team, individually, everything. It all paid off. First, second, first for the year. I’ve got no regrets.”

The ALGS 2023 Championship cemented North America’s place at the top of the Apex Legends scene, with four teams in the top five, including The Dojo. Timothy ‘iiTzTimmy’ An’s team, which came through the last-chance qualifier, surpassed even the wildest expectations as it finished in fourth place and pocketed $170,000.

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Below is everything you need to know about the ALGS 2023 Championship.

Contents

ALGS Championship 2023: Format

The format for the tournament is the same as last year, and is almost identical to the formats for the Split 1 and Split 2 Playoffs.

The ALGS Championship 2023 will use a group stage with a double-elimination bracket format. For the group stage, teams will be seeded into four groups of 10 based on Playoff Points earned throughout the season, or their LCQ tournament performance. Each group will play a single six-match series against every other group, totaling 18 matches per team.

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After the group stage, teams will be seeded in the bracket stage based on their performance. The top 20 group stage teams will go into the winner’s bracket and the bottom 20 into the loser’s bracket. There will be one eight-game series for the winner’s bracket and two for the loser’s bracket. The top 10 teams from the winner’s bracket series will advance to the finals while the rest will filter down into the loser’s bracket.

Ten more teams will qualify from the first loser’s bracket series and the final 10 will come from the second series.

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The finals of the 2023 ALGS Championship will use a match point format. Once a team reaches 50 points in the finals, they will become “match point eligible” and the first team to win a match after they are eligible wins the tournament. There is no limit to the number of teams that can be eligible and there is no match limit for the finals.

ALGS Championship 2023: Schedule

The ALGS Championship took place from September 6-10, with the group stage taking place over the first two days, followed by the bracket stage for the next two days. The tournament culminated with the finals on the last day of competition.

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ALGS Championship 2023: Final standings

Placement Team Prize Money (USD)
1 TSM $600,000
2 OpTic Gaming $320,000
3 BLVKHVND $210,000
4 The Dojo $170,000
5 LG Chivas $130,000
6 FaZe $100,000
7 DreamFire $80,000
8 Pioneers $60,000
9 Realize $50,000
10 IronBloodGaming $40,000
11 Acend $32,000
12 Moist Esports $30,000
13 Element 6 $28,000
14 SAF Esports $26,000
15 NRG $24,000
16 Oxygen $22,000
17 PULVEREX $21,000
18 MDY-WHITE $20,000
19 Alliance $19,000
20 ENTER FORCE.36 $18,000
21 FC destroy N/A
22 Singularity
23 DarkZero
24 Northeption
25 Tom Yum Kung
26 Fnatic
27 Sentinels
28 XSET
29 ONIC
30 Complexity
31 GoNext Esports N/A
32 ganbare otousan
33 Disguised
34 Riddle
35 AREA310
36 Aurora Gaming
37 Les cites de France
38 JLINGZ Esports
39 K1CK
40 100 Thieves

Finals: September 10

Finals (11:00 am ET/ 4:00 pm BST)

Placement Team Total
1 TSM 83
2 OpTic Gaming 89
3 BLVKHVND 68
4 The Dojo 65
5 LG Chivas 65
6 FaZe 59
7 DreamFire 55
8 Pioneers 52
9 Realize 50
10 IronBloodGaming 41
11 Acend 41
12 Moist 39
13 Element 6 38
14 SAF Esports 34
15 NRG 33
16 Oxygen 28
17 PULVEREX 27
18 MDY-WHITE 19
19 Alliance 15
20 ENTER FORCE.36 12

Winner based on placement. Kills in brackets.

Round Winner Runner-Up Third
Round 1 OpTic (13) FaZe (7) Moist (1)
Round 2 DreamFire (15) Acend (4) Pioneers (7)
Round 3 OpTic (12) FaZe (8) Realize (6)
Round 4 NRG (7) OpTic (3) Acend (2)
Round 5 LG Chivas (9) BLVKHVND (6) OpTic (3)
Round 6 TSM (6) LG Chivas (6) FaZe (5)
Round 7 TSM (7) The Dojo (15) OpTic (1)
Round 8 TSM (12) SAF Esports (7) IronBloodGaming (6)

Bracket Stage: September 8-9

Day 2: September 9

Winners’ Bracket Round 1 (7 am ET/ 12 pm BST)

Placement Team Total
1 BLVKHVND 72
2 LG Chivas 62
3 DraemFire 60
4 OpTic Gaming 55
5 TSM 49
6 Oxygen 47
7 The Dojo 45
8 Acend 44
9 Moist 44
10 Realize 43
11 DarkZero 42
12 Sentinels 41
13 Alliance 40
14 Tom Yum Kung 40
15 NRG 38
16 IronBloodGaming 32
17 SAF Esports 31
18 FaZe 30
19 XSET 30
20 Singularity 21

Winner based on placement. Kills in brackets.

Round Winner Runner-Up Third
Round 1 Sentinels (10) OpTic (0) DarkZero (2)
Round 2 DreamFire (6) NRG (9) IronBloodGaming (1)
Round 3 LG Chivas (9) Tom Yum Kung (2) Moist (1)
Round 4 Alliance (14) FaZe (6) LG Chivas (1)
Round 5 Oxygen (9) OpTic (2) Moist (5)
Round 6 SAF Esports (6) BLVKHVND (14) OpTic (1)
Round 7 Acend (10) Tom Yum Kung (4) DarkZero (5)
Round 8 TSM (9) DreamFire (4) The Dojo (8)

Loser’s Bracket Round 2 (12.30 pm ET/ 5:30 pm BST)

Placement Team Total
1 NRG 121
2 Alliance 92
3 Element 6 77
4 ENTER FORCE.36 47
5 SAF Esports 45
6 FaZe 44
7 Pioneers 43
8 MDY-WHITE 42
9 PULVEREX 40
10 IronBloodGaming 40
11 FC destroy 40
12 Singularity 39
13 DarkZero 36
14 NORTHEPTION 35
15 Tom Yum Kung 33
16 Fnatic 27
17 Sentinels 25
18 XSET 19
19 ONIC 18
20 Complexity 17

Winner based on placement. Kills in brackets.

Round Winner Runner-Up Third
Round 1 Element 6 (9) NRG (8) Sentinels (3)
Round 2 NRG (8) Alliance (5) PULVEREX (5)
Round 3 NRG (7) MDY-WHITE (2) FaZe (10)
Round 4 ENTER FORCE.36 (13) PULVEREX (0) Alliance (7)
Round 5 Alliance (5) Singularity (5) Tom Yum Kung (4)
Round 6 Element 6 (8) Alliance (7) Pioneers (11)
Round 7 Alliance (7) SAF Esports (0) FC destroy (2)
Round 8 PULVEREX (3) NRG (13) Element 6 (7)

Day 1: September 8

Loser’s Bracket Round 1 (11 am ET/ 4 pm BST)

Placement Team Total
1 Fnatic 81
2 FC Destroy 74
3 Pioneers 71
4 Complexity 62
5 ENTER FORCE.36 61
6 NORTHEPTION 58
7 Element 6 50
8 MDY White 46
9 ONIC 41
10 PULVEREX 41
11 GoNext Esports 37
12 Ganbare otousan 35
13 Disguised 34
14 Riddle 33
15 AREA310 30
16 Aurora 28
17 LCDF 26
18 JLINGZ Esports 25
19 K1CK 25
20 100T 10

Winner based on placement. Kills in brackets.

Round Winner Runner-Up Third
Round 1 FC Destroy (11) NORTHEPTION (5) PULVEREX (1)
Round 2 Pioneers (9) AREA310 (6) Ganbare otousan (4)
Round 3 Complexity (12) NORTHEPTION (4) E36 (10)
Round 4 Fnatic (8) MDY White (13) Disguised (3)
Round 5 Fnatic (15) E6 (2) Aurora (1)
Round 6 E36 (6) PULVEREX (2) ONIC (4)
Round 7 ONIC (6) Pioneers (8) Riddle (4)
Round 8 FC Destroy (10) GoNext (9) PULVEREX (3)

Group Stage: September 6-7

Teams were drawn into four groups of 10 teams based on their playoff points or regional LCQ results.

Group A Group B Group C Group D
TSM XSET DarkZero NRG
Fnatic Acend Alliance Moist Esports
Oxygen Esports LG Chivas FaZe Clan Pioneers
OpTic Gaming Element 6 ganbare otousan ONIC Esports
Realize 100 Thieves PULVEREX FC Destroy
Aurora DreamFire Complexity Team Singularity
Sentinels Riddle Order Enter Force.36 BLVKHVND
MDY White AREA310 Tom Yum Kung JLINGZ Esports
GoNext Esports start a fight Esports The Dojo K1CK
Disguised Les cités de France NORTHEPTION IronBloodGaming

Standings

Placement Team Total
1 DarkZero 176
2 BLVKHVND 159
3 XSET 151
4 OpTic 150
5 DreamFire 147
6 LG Chivas 143
7 TSM 138
8 Sentinels 125
9 Moist 124
10 REALIZE 123
11 Start a fight Esports 117
12 IronBlood Gaming 114
13 Acend 109
14 Oxygen 109
15 The Dojo 106
16 Singularity 105
17 Alliance 104
18 NRG 104
19 FaZe 103
20 Tom Yum Kung 103
21 JLINGZ 98
22 100T 97
23 Disguised 96
24 PULVEREX 93
25 Pioneers 91
26 ONIC 87
27 Fnatic 86
28 NORTHEPTION 80
29 GoNext 74
30 Riddle 74
31 MDY-White 67
32 Complexity 61
33 Aurora 60
34 310 57
35 E36 57
36 FC Destroy 55
37 LCDF 53
38 Ganbare otousan 47
39 ENTER FORCE.36 43
40 K1CK 42

Day 2: September 7

Round 2:

Group B vs Group C (5 am ET/ 10 am BST)

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Winner based on placement. Kills in brackets.

Round Winner Runner-Up Third
Round 1 Acend (4) DreamFire (8) The Dojo (7)
Round 2 NORTHEPTION (5) LG Chivas (17) DarkZero (7)
Round 3 Acend (11) Alliance (6) The Dojo (6)
Round 4 The Dojo (11) XSET (9) Acend (6)
Round 5 Tom Yum Kung (7) Complexity (3) LG Chivas (10)
Round 6 DreamFire (4) SAF Esports (5) DarkZero (9)

Group B vs Group D (9:30 am ET/ 2:30 pm BST)

Winner based on placement. Kills in brackets.

Round Winner Runner-Up Third
Round 1 JLINGZ (7) BLVKHVND (9) ONIC (3)
Round 2 BLVKHVND (13) 100 Thieves (5) K1CK (2)
Round 3 Riddle Order (12) SAF Esports (4) AREA310 (8)
Round 4 Moist (10) BLVKHVND (3) 100 Thieves (4)
Round 5 Moist (5) Riddle Order (10) SAF Esports (0)
Round 6 BLVKHVND (4) XSET (5) LG Chivas (5)

Group A vs Group C (2:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm BST)

Winner based on placement. Kills in brackets.

Round Winner Runner-Up Third
Round 1 PULVEREX (6) Sentinels (9) Tom Yum Kung (1)
Round 2 DarkZero (8) REALIZE (8) OpTic (7)
Round 3 PULVEREX (4) Disguised (7) DarkZero (6)
Round 4 OpTic (8) Sentinels (10) FaZe (5)
Round 5 Oxygen (11) Disguised (2) Fnatic (6)
Round 6 Oxygen (9) FaZe (10) Alliance (7)

Day 1: September 6

Round 1: 

Group A vs Group B (5 am ET/ 10 am BST)

Winner based on placement. Kills in brackets.

Round Winner Runner-Up Third
Round 1 Fnatic (11) Realize (10) Aurora (2)
Round 2 DreamFire (10) Acend (4) 100 Thieves (5)
Round 3 TSM (5) Realize (10) Aurora (2)
Round 4 TSM (4) GoNext (14) DreamFire (6)
Round 5 DreamFire (15) Disguised (4) LG Chivas (1)
Round 6 SAF Esports (5) XSET (8) LG Chivas (8)

Group C vs Group D (9:30 am ET/ 2:30 pm BST)

Winner based on placement. Kills in brackets.

Round Winner Runner-Up Third
Round 1 NRG (20) Tom Yum Kung (9) ONIC (6)
Round 2 JLINGZ (13) DarkZero (14) Pioneers (1)
Round 3 Alliance (9) FaZe (4) NORTHEPTION (3)
Round 4 Singularity (7) DarkZero (12) BLVKHVND (7)
Round 5 PULVEREX (8) Pioneers (11) FaZe (3)
Round 6 IronBlood Gaming (12) BLVKHVND (2) NRG (9)

Group A vs Group D (2:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm BST)

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Winner based on placement. Kills in brackets.

Round Winner Runner-Up Third
Round 1 Disguised (10) IronBlood Gaming (8) Moist (1)
Round 2 TSM (13) BLVKHVND (4) Pioneers (6)
Round 3 REALIZE (8) Moist (7) Aurora (7)
Round 4 Sentinels (8) BLVKHVND (6) OpTic (5)
Round 5 OpTic (10) JLINGZ (0) Pioneers (3)
Round 6 OpTic (8) Oxygen (8) TSM (5)

ALGS Championship 2023: Tickets

Tickets for the ALGS Championship went on sale on July 21 at The Ticket Factory. Fans wishing to attend the event can purchase a five-day pass (£155 for a general admission pass or £177.60 for a premium view pass) or single-day tickets.

ALGS Championship 2023: Teams & players

Note: Alliance’s Effect will miss at least the group stage because of visa issues. Mande will fill in.

Note 2: Aurora have picked up Uxako and Tax for the ALGS Championship. They will replace taskmast33r and ojrein, who are dealing with visa issues.

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Note 3: Effect has received his visa and is expected to feature on Thursday already.

Team Region Players
TSM North America ImperialHal, Reps, Verhulst
XSET North America oh Nocturnal, FunFPS, Sikezz
DarkZero North America Zer0, Genburten, Xynew
Moist Esports APAC South Emtee, Wxltzy, TBD
Alliance EMEA Yuki, Hakis, Effect, Mande
Acend EMEA Lufka, PostKiLL, K4shera
Fnatic APAC N YukaF, UmichanLoveti, Meltstera
Oxygen Esports North America aidanthedestroye, Reedz, Vein
LG Chivas North America YanYa, Neazul, jaguares
FaZe Clan North America Snip3down, Phony, Frexs
Pioneers EMEA Gnaske, SirDel, Zaine
ONIC Esports APAC S Fussy, Rakiiii, shadi
ganbare otousan APAC N JungHee, Dogma, Jusna
Element 6 EMEA Slayers, KSWINNIIE, Tyler
OpTic Gaming North America skittleCakes, Knoqd, Dropped
REALIZE APAC N Obly, KaronPe, SangJoon
100 Thieves North America Onmuu, Vaxlon, scuwry
FC Destroy APAC N UmichanLoveti, HammerDrill, yukaPEROdator
PULVEREX APAC N saku, ShunMi, Ftyan
Team Singularity South America artiNN1, Besk9, B1N
Complexity North America Monsoon, Lewda, Cody
DreamFire APAC S Roieee, Pite, 3Mz
Aurora EMEA ojrein, Uxako, Tax
Sentinels North America Rkn, Xenial, Koyful
ENTER FORCE.36 APAC N Aimbot, YunD, ILY
Riddle APAC N YUKIO, 1tappy, MiaK
BLVKHVND APAC S StrafingFlame, PlayerK, EzFlash
JLINGZ Esports EMEA Noiises, Jmw, Naghz
Tom Yum Kung APAC S Killoposz, Panayie, Wey
NRG Esports North America sweetdreams, nafen, Gild
The Dojo North America LCQ iiTzTimmy, Enemy, Dezignful
Disguised North America LCQ dooplex, lou, senoxe
SAF Esports South America LCQ Lusquinn, Sleep, Jinqs
K1CK South America LCQ CloNeZERA, Stalizy, Vanglorioso
GoNext EMEA LCQ Slab, Mysi, B4mbino
Les cités de France EMEA LCQ Kizaron, Cyqop, AimbotP
AREA310 APAC N LCQ Lemon, Milim, Ail3iS
NORTHEPTION APAC N LCQ L1ng, satuki, Lykq
MDY White APAC S LCQ Ld, FeiJu, MingYUE
Inside the Ring APAC S LCQ ASIAZXD, NEWKU, Z1CKKY

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Based in Indiana, Declan McLaughlin is an esports reporter for Dexerto Esports covering Valorant, LoL and anything else that pops up. Previously an editor and reporter at Upcomer, Declan is often found reading investigative stories or trying to do investigations himself. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University. You can contact him at declan.mclaughlin@dexerto.com.